My friend, Arielle, announced a few months ago that she was opening an online clothing boutique; she dreamed it and decided to go for it. I was completely inspired. When she opened up shop a couple weeks ago, I was inspired to purchase the t-shirt dress immediately. I was so quick on the click that I was her first order on opening day.
I ordered the t-shirt dress because I love that silhouette – sort of a pencil dress kind of shape. Let’s be honest for a minute, online shopping (especially after two babies) is a little risky sometimes. When I was getting ready to place my order, I took a minute to read the section on the product page called “Arielle’s Thoughts” wherein she advised buyers to size up if they’re uncomfortable with clingy fabric around the midsection. I sized up and was really happy with that decision.
Some of you might have seen this picture on social media from my Valentine’s Day date with Adam:
We had an early day date so dressing up this simple dress was easy enough without going overboard.
After I told Arielle how much I loved this dress, she invited me to team up. So. She sent me another piece I had my eye on and here we are. I’m gushing about two pieces from Shoreside.
Enter the Black and White Stripe Pattern Pencil Skirt. The pencil skirt – my favorite wardrobe item. Ever.
This one didn’t disappoint because the fabric is structured enough to hold a girl together and the pattern is heart-eyes.
The skirt is true to size – I ordered a large. It was fun to style it with these Mia wedges (old) and this turtleneck but I’m excited for summer – I have a black, scalloped tank and some strappy sandals that will work really well with this (the t-shirt dress should also transition nicely to warmer weather – the fabric is breathable without being flimsy).
Now is probably the time to tell you that I asked Adam (while he was so patiently taking these photos, waiting for his awkward wife to stand up straight) how people get their pictures taken for a living. I mean…I guess when you have as much on-camera charisma as I do…
…yeah. Nope. Still don’t know how people do it. That should tell you how much fun I had wearing these clothes – I was confident enough to stand for pictures in them. Thank you, Shoreside Boutique.
Also – I had assistance with hair and makeup.
And thank you for reading! For making it this far, here is a happy little discount code just for Adam and Layne readers! Visit shoreside.us and, at checkout, enter adamandlayne10 for a 10% discount off your purchase!
*This post is a happy collaboration with Shoreside Boutique.